A sincere spiritual seeker who follows the path of Kriya Yoga with love and devotion and a desire for spiritual growth can attain Self-realization — even within one lifetime. This powerful yoga is a manifestation of the many yogas described in the Bhagavad Gita, but primarily it derives from:
• Karma Yoga — detachment from the fruits of actions in the world, and more importantly, from the inner activity of the mind
• Jnana Yoga — a disciplined intellect acquires spiritual knowledge, and this wisdom creates freedom through detachment from the fruits of actions
• Bhakti Yoga — unconditional love is awakened by gratitude and by the joy arising from the oneness with all creation, which is cosmic consciousness
Kriya Yoga finds mention in the ancient spiritual texts of Patanjali Yogasutras "Tapah svadhyayeshvara pranidhani kriyayogah"
Spark up the romantic relationship, shed pounds, strengthen the body, calm the mind, or just plain zen out by adapting yoga into your life. Yoga is an ancient holistic system of healing and preventing ailments, and its benefits just not stop on the physical attributes. Yoga is a diverse and intense concept packed with various unique aspects that aim towards a healthy life, longevity, and unification to the universal consciousness.
- BKS Iyengar, Light on Pranayama The three great paths of Yoga are Jnana Yoga - the Yoga of Wisdom, Bhakti Yoga - The Yoga of Devotion, and Karma Yoga - The Yoga of Action and its results. These are all paths that lead towards the same goal, that of Self-Realization, and are suited to practitioners, or sadhakas, of different temperaments.
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